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10 Must-Attend Music Festivals for Music Lovers in Melbourne - The best of the lot!

As the artistic capital of Australia, Melbourne draws tourists worldwide for its quirky and vibrant creative scene. There is a diverse range of festivals for lovers of music to rejoice in Victoria State. Here are some of the top picks to look out for.


Beyond The Valley

Also called the "boutique music festival", Beyond The Valley is among the largest music festivals each year. Beginning on the 28th of December, it coincides with NYE and concludes on the 1st of January. The festival takes place in Lardner, and you can expect a range of leading Melbourne and Aussie acts to be at the centre stage of the show.


Rainbow Serpent

This event brings people with a love for colour, culture, creativity, dance, and music together. It is one of the best trance-influenced festivals worldwide and takes place in Lexton, Victoria. The festival combines Aboriginal elements like Dreamtime rituals for a multicultural experience.


Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields takes place in Tocumwal near the NSW – Victoria border. Consistently voted among the top festivals in the world, this electronic and dance music festival is usually held from November to December.


Babylon Festival

You can expect a lineup of international and local electronic and house musicians at the Babylon Festival. Stars like Alan Fitzpatrick, Ann Clue and Carl Cox have graced the occasion in the past. It all takes place in the heart of Australian bush country in Carapooee West Countryside.


Let Go Fest

Set in Mornington, Let Go Fest lasts only one day! It is usually held in February, with amusement rides, a disco, and entertainment areas featuring all kinds of local acts.


Electric Gardens Festival

This popular festival is known by urban Aussies in almost every state. It's among the best dance festivals and features EDM and House while hosting an array of international DJs.


Pitch Music & Arts Festival

A festival with a grand, futuristic theme, Pitch Music & Arts Festival showcases a gathering of Australian and global artists representing different genres of music. It is one of the best outdoor music festivals in the state and includes acts like Nina Kraviz, Maceo Plex, and Melbourne group Hiatus Kaiyote in recent years.


Golden Plains Festival

Get set for an enchanting experience at the Golden Plains Festival held at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre. Usually held in March, this weekend of music showcases homegrown talent like Sampa and Hot Chip and US groups like the Pixies!


The Town

This festival takes place over three days in March, in Licola, Victoria. It's much more than just a musical event, and includes games, multiple music acts, theatre, comedy and more! The festival set-up is a pretend village parodying the dregs of modern society, erstwhile exploring sustainable living. Although it sounds quite serious, it is still a light-hearted and fun event suited for the whole family. Check out the likes of Events and Festivals Blog for a peek into what's new in the world of festivals in Melbourne and Australia.


St Jerome's Laneway Festival

The festival includes markets, music, food, clothing and multiple local and global artists. Held at Footscray Park each February, this is one event that should not be missed by those visiting Melbourne.

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